A massive explosion of unknown origin sinks the battleship uss maine in cuba's havana harbor, killing 260 of the fewer than 400 american crew members. Destruction of the war ship maine was the work of an enemy assistant secretary roosevelt convinced the explosion of the war ship was not . The following year, on february 15, 1898, a mysterious explosion sank the american battleship uss maine while anchored in havana harbor.
Primary sources: major events: uss maine explosion primary sources suspended judgment: a times editorial on the maine tragedy. John matza was a seaman on the uss maine and one of the 260 servicemen who died in the explosion on february 15, 1898, in havana. In january of 1898, the uss maine steamed from the florida keys to once news of the maine's explosion and the deaths of american sailors.
In february 1898, the uss maine exploded, killing 260 american servicemen the us public was convinced that the spanish were responsible, although there . The united states battleship was blown up in an explosion during cuba's uss maine entering havana harbour, january 1898at 940pm on the night of 15. Sent to protect american interests in havana, cuba, uss maine exploded and led the united states to declare war on spain that spring. Ancientpagescom - on february 15, 1898, at 9:40 pm, the uss maine exploded, killing 260 men aboard public opinion in the united states,. At 9:40pm on february 15, 1898, the battleship uss maine exploded in the sinking of the maine, which had been in havana since february 15, 1898, on an .
Havana (cnn) -- a century has passed since the uss maine exploded in havana's harbor, triggering war fever in the united states and. The 1898 explosion of the uss maine in havana, cuba sparked the spanish- american war national archives and records administration, washington, dc. On february 15, 1898, at 9:40 pm, the battleship uss maine exploded then sank in havana harbor, killing about 260 of the 355 men on board. Uss maine was built in 1895 as a battleship, but an explosion while in havana harbor destroyed the ship and killed 250 crewmembers on feb.
Uss maine captain sigsbee image, uss maine image i believe that the primary cause of the destruction of the maine was an explosion under the bottom of. Victims of the uss missouri turret explosion of the new steel navy than the explosion and sinking of the battleship uss maine in havana harbor on february. Summary concerned with the situation in cuba, in january 1897 the us sent a warship, the uss maine, to cuba under captain charles d sigsbee.
Wreck of the battleship uss maine in havana harbour, cuba on february 15 an explosion sank the ship, carrying 260 seamen to their. This bronze plaque commemorates the uss maine and the 266 men killed by the 1898 explosion that destroyed the battleship in the havana. On february 15, 1898, a mysterious explosion sank the battleship uss maine in havana harbor, triggering a war between the united states and spain.